ORLANDO, Fla. — Sikorsky has launched a program to build a prototype autonomous Black Hawk by taking a retired UH-60A and modifying the helicopter to conduct cargo missions as an optionally piloted or unmanned aircraft. The initiative is a follow-on to the Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter (Mural) cooperative technology demonstration with the U.S. Army, and will use systems and software being developed under Sikorsky’s company-funded Matrix Technology autonomy program. The ...


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